I’m a big fan of this variety of winter squash I just saw for the first time. Like all winter squash varieties, delicata is very mild, and it is slightly sweet.
I prepared it by cutting it in half, scooping out the seeds (for the garden), and then cutting it into 1/4″ slices. I baked it for 50 minutes in a covered dish with some excellent fresh tomato sauce, shiitake mushrooms, onions, garlic, and about 1/4 cup of California wild rice. I spiced it with my favorites: turmeric, black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon. I also added some apple cider vinegar. I really like this tangy addition to the dish!
It made 4 generous servings, and it was delicious and healthful.
Will do this again soon! And, I’m counting on it growing in my garden, maybe even getting a few before our first freeze, usually in late October.
Give it a try, cooking it your way, or try mine!